IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2002

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Caspian Snowcock Tetraogallus caspius LC breeding 1995 200-300 individuals A3, B2
Caucasian Grouse Lyrurus mlokosiewiczi NT breeding 1995 20-40 individuals A2, A3, B2
Bearded Vulture Gypaetus barbatus NT breeding 1995 1-2 breeding pairs B2
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus EN breeding 1995 3-5 breeding pairs A1, B2
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos LC breeding 1995 2-4 breeding pairs B2

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here

IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Zangezur Sanctuary 25,870 protected area overlaps with site 0
Boghaqar Sanctuary 2,728 protected area overlaps with site 0
Arevik National Park 34,402 protected area overlaps with site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) -
Forest -
Grassland -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Zangezoor. Downloaded from on 14/08/2022.